Ridley Scott: ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Is Best Script Harrison Ford Has ‘Ever Read’

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If you’re worried that the upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel won’t measure up to the 1982 sci-fi cult classic, rest assured. Harrison Ford apparently thinks the script is “the best thing (he’s) ever read.”

Director Ridley Scott told MTV News that the screenplay is not only “written and ready to go,” but that Ford loves it.

“I sent him this (script) and he said, ‘Wow, this is the best thing I’ve ever read,’ so it’s very relevant to what happened (in) the first one,” Scott told MTV News. “I’m not just doing a sequel with lots of action and see how far we can go with the special effects because you can’t really. ‘Blade Runner’ kind of landed on a somehow very credible future. And it’s very difficult to change that because it’s been so influential with everything else.”

Although Scott is debating whether he’ll direct the sequel, it looks like Ford will most certainly be reprising his role as Rick Deckard.

Alcon Entertainment has been working on the project since early 2011.

Scott also talked about another highly anticipated sequel, “Prometheus 2,” which will continue to explore the relationship between Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw and Michael Fassbender’s David, whom Scott teased might not be bodyless for long.

“Once that head goes back on, he’s really dangerous, but he’s also very seductive,” Scott said. “So maybe he’ll persuade her to help him put the head back.”

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  1. February 22, 2017

    Greetings,

    At present, the powerful, iconic, and indispensable character of “Rachael” is NOT in Blade Runner 2, (aka Blade Runner 2049).

    Ridiculous, disastrous, unacceptable.

    Please visit BR2049MustIncludeRachael.com to help redress this colossal moral and cinematic blunder.

    Father forgive them for they know not what they do.

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Vincent Frank De Benedetto
    Philosopher & Writer

  2. gwats1957 says:

    How about this Title: “Rambo 5…. The search for one more paycheck?” This is one movie Stallone should NOT make… this man has NO shame……

  3. whateverhappenedtodecentscifi says:

    Let’s just hope that Ford didn’t think “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (yes they actually made that piece of ####, if you remember) was the “best thing he ever read” or we’re in big trouble. And a sequel to “Prometheus” – huh? Didn’t that just absolutely suck???

    • stylinred says:

      prometheus was awesome..what are you talking about? and i thought it was supposed to be a trilogy…and KOTCS, for me, was weak only because it ripped off a movie from Hong Kong almost word for word, the film is called ‘the magic crystal’ which was almost a martial arts parody of Indiana Jones from Hong Kong back in the 80’s

  4. IT 2 IT says:

    NONE of these people have ANY second act.

    In fact, they don’t even seem to be capable of second sight —or even a second moment.

    BLUH

  5. Toby says:

    If the script is good, that is half the battle right there, the rest is in the details. I for one would watch whatever comes out, even if it’s another Phantom Menace

  6. Taras says:

    Ridley Scott is a great director who, unfortunately, tries to be an “auteur”; that is, a screenwriter as well, something he has little talent for. Thus, he never understood that the “Blade Runner” screenplay has scene after scene in which the replicants try to prove their humanity to the human Rick Deckard, but not the scenes which would have led Deckard to the realization he is a replicant himself. Indeed, that conclusion contradicts nearly everything we learn about replicants in the flim. So let’s hope the sequel walks back Scott’s stupid idea. Also, I’m curious about who will play Rachael this time around, assuming they hold on to the idea that, as an experimental model, she has no built-in obsolescence.

  7. fmc says:

    Please, leave out the unicorns. And restore the narration that made the original Bladerunner a compelling film..

  8. mickrussom says:

    Harrison ford is an “actor,” he did the crystal skill movie and is a big democRAT. he is to know what would make a good movie? HAHHAH!

    • Nate Dns says:

      Oh please do everyone a favor and go play in traffic. Hate to break it to you but most actors are democrats, not thst anyone’s political lean ings should make a difference in art…you idiot mouthbreathing teabaggers are truly pathetic…

  9. Chuck Pendry says:

    The Exodus Gods and Kings: the person who wrote it: We did love the especial efects of the movie if only the person who wrote the movie NEEDS TO READ THE BIBLE MORE CLOSELY, Book of Exodus to get it right. He left out to much of what the Book of Exodus says. If YOU read this, if you are going to make a move about the Bible put in what the Bible says exactly to the letter. Remember it is God’s Word you are talking about and if it is not right it is VERY offensive to us Born-Again Christians, and others..So get it right the next time!!!!!!!! you might sell more movies and it would be appricated more!!!!! Thank you

  10. howlgravely says:

    Hopefully this comes out before either one of them kicks the bucket.

  11. If they stuck with the original story a sequel would be impossible.

  12. Liberal Killa says:

    OK not all sequels are bad. God father 2 was awesome but aliens sucked compared to alien 1. Prometheus was a let down mainly because the acting and plot holes were ridiculous. I hope they can do something great for Blade runner 2 because I absolutely loved the first movie…perhaps my favorite scifi. I think Vangelis did help to set the mood.

  13. Maurice Armand says:

    Don’t forget to make shure Vangelis is composing the score!

  14. Duder NME says:

    Best he’s ever read. Yeah, take that… Empire Strikes Back? Return of the Jedi? Witness? Presumed Innocent? The Conversation? The Frisco Kid?

    After making up parts like “I know” and shooting an Arab swordsman, I don’t see why he doesn’t write one himself.

  15. Dildo Baggings says:

    it’s going to be a giant shit sandwich, we all know it. Nothing good as ever come out of sequels, prequels remakes or reboot. Please stop the nonsense and write something new!

  16. John says:

    I wish he’d make a sequel to Robin Hood personally.

  17. It’s over for both Ridley and Harrison. I won’t be seeing Blade Runner 2, or Prometheus 2, for that matter.

  18. Eb says:

    who is going to do the VFX on blade runner? MPC? there are going to be lots of VFX “slaves” working on Blade Runner? #boycottmpc #boycottbladerunnersequel

  19. Dash says:

    Ridley has stated that Deckard was a replicant in Blade Runner. How is he going to explain an old Deckard in BR2?

  20. harry georgatos says:

    If Scott isn’t directing they should get Christopher Nolan to put fhe film together, if the script is that great. Nolan + Blade Runner is box office gold!

  21. jhs39 says:

    I’m not sure highly anticipated belongs in the same sentence with Prometheus sequel.

  22. How do we prepare ourselves for the sequel’s storyline. Watch the 1982 theatrical version, the Director’s Cut, the 30th anniversary version. A road map, please….

  23. shane says:

    Not happy with one of the greatest directors of all time. I love this man but his last 3 or 4 movies haven’t been great. I’m losing faith in the man. Age catching up I guess. Mabey it would be best if he just produces. I can’t believe I’m saying this, being such a huge fan of his

  24. Reader says:

    Sequels, prequels, re-hashes…the refuge of a filmmaker who once upon a time used to be an artist…

    • ALAN SMITHEE says:

      YOU MEAN THE REFUGE OF THE STUDIO THAT GREENLIT IT DON’T YOU SINCE RIDLEY DOESN’T GREENLIGHT HIS OWN FILMS. THE STUDIOS DO (CAUSE THEY PAY FOR THEM).

    • jules says:

      Agree with you, this man was at helm of crafting, back to back, 2 of the greatest, most influential and genre redefining sci fi classics of all time

      How does the director of Alien and Blade Runner later in life churn out dross like Prometheus, with its ridiculous plot hole riddled script, awful acting and ludicrous, laughable cardboard cutout characterisations ?

      Lets hope Blade Runner 2 doesnt prove to be yet another dismal disappointment for hitherto Ridley Scott fans

      • Duder NME says:

        “You hear that? A L I E N S sucked! Godfather II sucked! Ben-Hur whatsthewordohyeahSUCKED! ” — Reader

      • Dale says:

        How does Mr. Scott churn out dross like Prometheus? The same way he churned out dross like Hannibal, which was about as awful as it gets. . . The off-world adventures of Roy Batty might be worth considering but even then I’m sure he’d find a way to go off the rails and sully the memory of the original film. See also, the next Terminator rehash. Enough already.

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